re·​house | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhau̇z How to pronounce rehouse (audio) \
rehoused; rehousing; rehouses

Definition of rehouse

transitive verb

: to house again or anew especially : to establish in a new or different housing unit of a better quality

Examples of rehouse in a Sentence

The organization is working to rehouse families who were displaced in the fire.
Recent Examples on the Web A second night of fires destroyed what was left of Europe’s biggest refugee camp, on the Greek island of Lesbos, as Greek authorities scrambled to rehouse some 12,000 people who were living in the camp. Apostolis Fotiadis, WSJ, "Second Night of Fires Destroys Remains of Greek Refugee Camp," 10 Sep. 2020 The center received $200,000 to run a non-congregate shelter at one hotel from July to December, plus another $260,000 to rapidly rehouse other people experiencing homelessness. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, "'It's like a tidal wave.' Indianapolis grapples with serving residents in need," 12 Aug. 2020 And Dallas may soon offer more rapid rehousing aid for families living on the brink of homelessness. Obed Manuel, Dallas News, "Coronavirus put him out of work and his family near homelessness. More families are at similar risk," 15 May 2020 Ahead of rent day in April, the Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance issued a call to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to cancel rent for four months, freeze rent levels, and permanently rehouse all houseless residents, only to be met with silence. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "The Era of the Endless Rent Strike," 30 Apr. 2020 But, services for rehousing and eviction prevention funded by HUD aren't available to everyone. al, "How parking meters are helping Montgomery’s homeless," 7 Feb. 2020 Ever since, the collection has been conserved, rehoused and studied, thanks to support from L’Ecole du Louvre, the William Talbott Foundation, Open Society Foundations and FOKAL. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Magazine, "To safeguard cultural heritage, a massive Smithsonian-led cultural rescue operation can now be mobilized to help countries recover from disaster," 10 Jan. 2020 Portland Homeless Family Solutions will operate the 24-hour shelter, which will also provide families with mental health care, life skills classes, rehousing assistance and other services at the site. oregonlive, "New 24-hour shelter for families experiencing homelessness opens in Lents," 17 Dec. 2019 Across the country, cities have used different tactics to move homeless people off their rolls, including rehousing in nearby communities and purchasing bus tickets for people who could reconnect with friends and family elsewhere. New York Times, "They Ended Up in Decrepit Housing in Newark. Is New York to Blame?," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of rehouse

1817, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2020

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“Rehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rehouse

British : to give (a person or animal) a different and usually better place to live

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